Top 5 Places to Eat in Nottingham

5. Bridgford Chippy, West Bridgford

We all love upmarket, Instagrammable delicacies, but when push comes to shove there’s nothing better than good ol’ British fish ‘n’ chips. Nottingham has several chip shops to offer, many of which are hit and miss, but Bridgford Chippy consistently delivers good food. Situated next to the Test Match pub on Central Avenue, this is a chip shop I’ve seriously missed since moving from the area. (Now I’m stuck with King Cod and George’s, who, judging by the price, think their chips are made of gold.)

 

4. The Pudding PantryNottingham City Centre

This is an underrated cafe catering to those of us with a sweet tooth, and it’s well worth the walk up to Trinity Square. Highly Instagrammable and with several options for vegans and gluten-free diets, the food on offer is unique and delicious. I’d recommend the trio of bruschetta for lunch, with plenty of cakes and pancakes to choose from for dessert.

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Empties #1

Hello all! I have a few empty products to share with you today.

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First is the Total Drama Clean Magnetising Micellar Make-Up Remover from Soap & Glory. I love the smell of this, it’s very cucumber-y and therefore very refreshing, but it doesn’t have the capacity to take off your eye make-up as well and I like an all-in-one product. I’ve not found any make-up remover yet that’s as good at removing eye make-up as it is face make-up, or vice versa (I have tried eye make-up removers on my face but it dries my skin out) so if anyone has any recommendations please let me know.

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What’s in My Make-Up Bag?

This is going to be a very brief post because my make-up bag is very small! I only keep the items in it that I use pretty much every day, or things that I want to have handy if I need them such as paracetamol and contact lenses. The stuff that I use regularly but not every day is in an acrylic case, so let me know if you want me to do a post about what’s in that.

This is what my make-up bag looks like. It was a Christmas present from my sister and is from Radley, which is a brand I really like for bags and purses: they are very classy and they have the cute scottie dog design which I love. I particularly love the black and yellow colour scheme in this design.

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April Favourites (2017)

April has been a trying month in many ways, but in others it was fabulous. I got to see my mum for the first time in 4 months, which of course was lovely, and we spent Easter weekend at Seahouses, Northumberland. She and I visited Alnwick Castle, where some of Harry Potter was filmed, and also one of my favourite bookshops, Barter Books, also in Alnwick.

Screen Shot 2017-05-03 at 08.41.36.png My number one favourite thing of the month has to be my new Tommy Hilfiger Cotton Twill Trench Coat in ‘Natural’. I went for a night out in London and my friend was wearing her beautiful Burberry trench, and I was so so jealous. When I got home I had a quick Google to see if that’s something I could ever save up for, and quickly realised that yes I could, but it’s a case of saving for a Burberry or saving for a mortgage.

So, in looking for cheaper dupes, I found this Hilfiger Denim one. I love it: I’ve been wearing it everyday, and I keep getting compliments on it (no one ever compliments me on my clothes). At £150.00 it’s definitely on the more expensive side, but as opposed to £3000 for a Burberry, I’m happy with that. If I’m going to spend a lot of money on one item, I want it to be something I can wear forever, and a neutral trench is timeless. And really, £150 is not that bad considering it’s an investment.

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Casual ASOS Haul.

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I don’t often buy clothes, because I so often end up throwing them out. However, I’ve noticed that I have barely any casual clothes now. I have plenty of workwear and going-out dresses (all of which looks the same: black and bodycon), but at the weekends I really struggle to find things to wear besides same-old t-shirt and jeans.

So I did something I’ve never done before: I shopped specifically for one outfit. I NEVER do this – I always buy separate pieces and work out how to wear them later. But I thought if I buy a whole outfit then I’ll a) have something ready to go at the weekend and b) be able to mix and match the items with the rest of my wardrobe too.

I’ve only just ordered these, so am still in excited mode at the moment. In this post, I’ll talk about what I bought and when it arrives I’ll try it all on and write an update letting you know how it goes.

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Skincare Haul (Lush & The Body Shop).

Have no fear gentle reader – there will be no bath bombs or bubble bars here. (Not that there’s anything wrong with bath bombs or bubble bars – I just don’t have a bathtub, so I get a bit fed up of all the Lush hauls that contain nothing but bubbly, bomb-alicious goodness.) This trip to Nottingham City Centre was purely for skincare needs.

I’ve been good about not buying new products until I’ve finished the old ones, which saves money but also means it’s a panic when I do run out, because I haven’t got the next product ready and waiting. I therefore rushed into town mid-week to pick up a few things I’d run out of.

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Forgive my photography skills – Instagram filters are my friend.

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